In India, the ban on e-cigarettes imposed in Rajasthan just one day before World No Tobacco Day is the result of a sustained campaign by voluntary groups for several months.
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The Prime Minister, Ashok Gehlot, announced the decision to ban the production, distribution, advertising and sale of e-cigarette the 30 last May. He said that Congress had promised to take action to combat youth smoking and addiction in his election manifesto.
The previous BJP government had appointed a committee of experts to study the effects of the e-cigarette and make its recommendations in September 2017. Although the committee recommended an immediate ban, no concrete steps had been taken and the file containing the original documents had disappeared from the office of the Deputy Principal Secretary of the Department of Health.
The committee, led by the medical expert Nalin Joshi, found that devices containing nicotine were "extremely harmfulAnd he recommended to ban vaping devices.
Meanwhile, groups of volunteers continued to call on the government to ban the e-cigarette. When the Congress government took office in December 2018, representatives of the Vaagdhara group met with Mr. Gehlot and addressed the "missing file" case. The recovery of this case would then accelerate the decision to ban the e-cigarette in the state of Rajasthan.